Whether it has been hot, cool, or rainy (and Ohio has been very rainy), what you can say about the weather so far this summer is that it is more than normal. When you get a little more than normal of anything... you sort of get concerned about the impact. Like, is it raining cats and dogs all week? I start thinking about whether the disease issues that such weather brings will crop up. Whether … [Read more...] about It Is More Than Normal
Wall flowers from flower mix planted last year As I write this I still have heat on, a fire in the woodstove, although we are promised a summer-like, near-eighty degree temperature today. I covered my basil and the container plantings the last couple days against the frost warnings. Even for Ohio, this fluctuation in temperature is a little untoward. I went to a plant … [Read more...] about The Big Chill: It was a Late Spring
Southern Ohio Hocking Hills, Autumn My husband and I are talking about the future. We are at the age where we must think about the priorities of the end chapters of our life together... where to live, how to preserve our health, what sort of plan to do what is important to us. And then, as I was looking at gardens that people make in all sorts of place -in mountain sides, in woods, in … [Read more...] about Am I In The Wrong Place?
The butterfly exhibition is coming to Franklin Park Conservatory. Starting on March 19th this year, the Conservatory will host Blooms and Butterflies and start it off with a Butterfly Carnival.This exhibition is one of the most entertaining ways to experience the Franklin Park Conservatory, although I think there is something exciting about all their programs. This one,though, is almost magical. … [Read more...] about The Butterflies Are Coming